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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Tricky Times

    by Laura Irelan
    Learning your multiplication facts doesn't have to be tricky. Adding a rhyme can make it fun and less icky. 2 x 3 is easy and cool, but 6 x 7 will make you drool. Turning math into fun and rhymes? Why yes, it's called Tricky Times!
  • Polly's Awesome Surprise

    by Alexandria J. Snowdon
    Today is Polly's birthday! She is very excited...and she thinks Mom is secretly planning something special. Or is she? Polly can't tell, because Mom won't say. Mom is baking a birthday cake and being very mysterious, not wanting Polly to find anything out. Dad is about to take Polly to the park, but before they leave, Mom gives her daughter a special treat: a big, juicy strawberry--Polly's favorite! Overjoyed, Polly decides to bring this treasure with her to the park. But when a collision near ... more
  • Selah's Painted Dream

    by Susan Count
    Thirteen-year-old Selah’s life is about as perfect as it gets. She has horsy friends at school, and on weekends, she rides her black mare on Grandpa’s farm. Training the horse to do upper-level liberty work is what makes her heart beat. But one word can ruin a perfect life—moving. A move would separate her from her horse, so she plots to get her name on the farm mailbox instead. She’s sure she could persuade Grandpa—except he’s overly distracted by a sheep-loving neighbor. Determined no... more
  • In Search of the Boogieman

    by Timi Bliss
    In Search of the Boogieman is the rhyming and scary fun adventurous tale of Charlie bravely discovering where all the sounds in the house are coming from.
  • In Search of the Gingerbread Man

    by Timi Bliss
    In Search of the Gingerbread Man is the jaunty rhyming tale of a little girl named Charlie who makes a visit to the Salty Tart bakery to bake a gingerbread man with Chef Michelle. Although she’s just a little girl, she’s big enough to take the lead to track down the runaway gingerbread man who has made a quick getaway from the oven! The book will include a gingerbread cookie recipe created by Michelle Gayer, the critically-acclaimed and award-winning pastry chef and owner of the Salty Tart ba... more
  • In Search of the Sandman

    by Timi Bliss
    In Search of the Sandman is the story of a spirited little girl named Charlie who wants to play all night rather than go to sleep, until Mommy piques her curiosity with the magical tale of the Sandman. Use of carefully considered and planned rhyme provides a jaunty pace to the storytelling that children enthusiastically join in reciting.
  • Tips for a Long-lasting and Beautiful Lawn

    by Mike Langer
    Anticipating the approaching planting season is one of the most exciting times for gardeners, landscapers, and farmers alike. It’s the time when we begin to think about new goals, and plan and envision the projects ahead of us. But, as fun as it is to pick out bulbs for planting, a new outdoor dining set, or new stones for a garden pathway, there are some less-exciting – but very important—considerations to attend to as well: those pesky weeds.

    Weeds can not only ruin the look but als... more
  • JB: Or the Unexpected Virtue of Being Swaggy

    by J.T. Holden
    JB is an affable, claustrophobic, daydreaming eighteen-year-old pop star with a kind heart and a passion for making music. Swaggy is a pleasure-driven, smooth-talking, manipulative narcissist with a hair-trigger temper and a voracious lust for fame. Though the two have been inextricably linked since time out of memory and share a bond far greater than mere brotherhood—indeed they share the same body—Swaggy has long believed their “partnership” to be less than equitable, and secretly dreams of th... more
  • Dear Mr Albert, ...It's Me, Prince!

    by Sophie Paris Ginsburg and Sabrina Sage Ginsburg
    Have you ever wondered what your dog would say, if he could speak? Well… think no longer! "PRINCE THE DOG" is no normal dog. He has had some crazy life adventures and wants to tell you all about them. His life began in a doggy-training program. He was training to help disabled veterans. But then he became very sick and never saw his trainer Mr. Albert again. Prince knew Mr. Albert wanted to hear from him, so he started writing him letters. Prince writes about how he ended up being adopted by... more
  • Rhio Saves the Big Day!

    by John P. Curtin, Jr
    Rhio is a lovable rhinoceros, who along with his three best friends: Liam the Lion, Joey the Bear, and Carrot the Rabbit, go from one fun-filled adventure to another. Rhio is always eager to help, but sometimes winds up contributing to the problem. One day something goes wrong and it's only through teamwork and friendship that they can solve the problem!
  • Jackson's Story: One Dog's Journey to His Forever Home

    by Elizabeth Baker
    This is the heart-rending story, told from the dog's perspective, of his abandonment and journey to his "forever home". Young readers will learn that dogs feel pain, fear, confusion and sadness, just as we do, and will realize the importance of responsible, loving dog ownership.
  • The Blustery Day

    by Caroline L Thornton

    A windy, winding, wonderful adventure. Grab your wellington boots and join the fun of The Blustery Day in this charming picture book.

  • Turn Right at the End of the World

    by Robert Watkins
    Where will Lux and Max’s adventure—instigated by a message from Lux’s adopted friend Ushtey—take them? Far from their homes in New Jersey. Far from everyone the two teenagers know and love…and if they’re not careful, straight into the hands of a dangerous man from Lux’s past. Includes an illustrated science section with explanations by a Ph.D. physicist.
  • You're Not Here

    by Tariq Mehmood
    One brother goes missing in action in Afghanistan, the other falls in love with an Afghan girl in England. Bitter divisions engulf an English town where young Muslims oppose the British army’s presence in Afghanistan, whilst white youth condemn the Muslims as traitors. To the disgust of his white friends, 17-year-old Jake Marlesden, whose brother is missing in action in Afghanistan, is in love with Leila Khan, an Afghan. When Jake tries to find out what happened to his brother, neighbour t... more
  • The Miserable Life of Bernie LeBaron

    by J.W. Elliot
    Bad luck is like a disease. When you catch it, all you can do is live with it. Bernie LeBaron is already a scrawny thirteen-year-old magnet for misfortune. But when his father pawns him off on relatives after his mother dies, and he accidentally takes a picture of a man carrying a dead body through the woods, Bernie’s life becomes truly miserable. Now he must discover who the murderer is while staying out of trouble so that his father doesn’t take him away. Will the fates decide to salvage th... more
  • Jackson's Story: One Dogs's Journey to his Forever Home

    by Elizabeth Baker
    This is the story, told from the dog's perspective, of his abandonment in the South, rescue, transport to the North, and eventual adoption. The purpose is to let the young reader see and feel the pain and angst of the dog, and to understand that dogs suffer all of the same emotions that humans do. The dog in the story is abandoned, tied to a tree. At the end of his ordeal, he finds his "forever" family, but the scars remain. The book includes ways the young reader can help with this all-too... more

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